Toyota Paseo

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Toyota Paseo

Toyota Paseo

Nice shame about the pace

you can plonk a two-door bodyshell on a boring, commuter-car platform and get with it.

Other times, you

The former situation is beautifully by the Mitsubishi Lancer Coupe, despite fairly humble managed to convince buyers its two doors made it something a bit

To prove the latter is also may we present as exhibit A, the Toyota

The Toyota never made any of a fist of being even sporty or fun to drive. That it at all is testament to Toyota’s reputation as a of stout, durable cars. And that wasn’t enough to it in the cutthroat and style-driven world of the coupe.

Much of the Paseo’s problem was fastback styling and two-door have always suggested athleticism and at least a dash of The Paseo offered neither.

the rest of the small-coupe world had using 1.8-litre and 2-litre for some time, the Paseo with a weedy 1.5-litre right up until Toyota off the tap at the end of 1999.

Yes, it had double camshafts, and yes, it had four per cylinder, but without the flexibility of a of litres under its belt, it was a performer at the best of times. us when we tell you that 69 kW in the later years, when a Coupe was sporting 86 kW, was seriously off the

And while it’s also that there was a 1.5-litre of the Lancer Coupe with the 69 kW as the Paseo, at least it had the halo from the bigger-engined car to give it an lift. The Paseo had nothing of the It’s also worth that the Paseo was a stonking more expensive than the Lancer and more than more expensive than the faster, 1.8-litre Lancer MR

A lot of Paseos were sold an optional four-speed automatic did their cause no good at

If you thought the five-speed manual was a bit of a bore, wait till you try the The gearbox spends plenty of hunting around for a ratio matches what’s going on and the lack of real torque the straight-line performance even

Suspension is about what expect, with a decent provided you don’t pilot the into too many big craters, but precious little steering or anything else in the way of feedback to the keener driver.

Even the styling seems a bit slab-sided you’ve stared at it for more a minute or two, while the of the detail work is bland-1990 as Toyota could do it.

Inside, don’t really improve, hectares of grey plastic and a good level of build to lift the Paseo above its competitors. Equipment levels basic; even the very of the Paseos had only power central locking (but no and power mirrors to report.

Anti-lock brakes and a pair of air-bags? Don’t think so. Of the Paseo was neither the first nor the Toyota to represent a little car for a lot more money, but the fact it was being sold as some of upmarket (if its price tag was anything to go by) coupe makes it seem more spartan.

Where the does come into its own a is when it comes to conservative who place reliability and durability all else. In that context the is a winner in its market segment, because it’s a Toyota with all that implies its ability to keep on keeping on.

On the other hand, if no-hassle is all that’s important to you, are plenty of other Toyotas of a vintage that don’t the complications of two-door styling and the wheezy engine.

Thankfully, the platform’s (questionable) usefulness was and without a simple way of engineering and more luxury gear it, Toyota did us all a favour in 1999 and the thing from price

And not a tear was shed.

These a Paseo only really sense if it’s an early car and dirt cheap. Now, as it struggles to make any sort of beyond help and it’s as a used car remains iffy.


What to pay

It’s still to spend $11,000 or even on a late-model Paseo, but that’s a of Toyota’s reputation rather any inherent desirability of the model

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